· 2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter, slightly softened but still cool to the touch· 2 8oz packages Cream Cheese (453 total gram weight) Use full fat cream cheese. Do not use reduced fat or cream cheese in the tub containers. Soften very slightly· 2 teaspoons (8g) lemon juice· 1 teaspoon (4g) lemon extract, optional· Zest from 1 lemon, approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons (3g)· 6 to 6 1/2 cups (690g - 747g) powdered sugar, adding more if necessary
Step 1Cut butter into 1/2 inch slices and add to the bowl of your mixer, beat until smooth.Step 2Cut the cream cheese into pieces and add to the butter, beating until blended.Step 3Add the lemon juice and lemon zest. 1 teaspoon lemon extract, optional for a stronger lemon flavor.Step 4Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until well blended.